Welcome to the Trollviken Lodge by the Ofotfjord in Norway. This is a wonderful place if you want to experience genuine mountain culture on an old fish farm in the middle of Scandinavia's best ski touring area. We enjoy great cuisine, sleep well and discover new summits every day. In the evening we take a sauna and a swim in the fjord before dinner. On the other side of the fjord we can see the lights from Narvik reflecting in the water. After that it's time to we comfortably with the smooth rhythm of the waves as background sounds.
This is ski touring week the way it should be. Trollviken Lodge is located strategically on the north side of the Ofot fjord, only 30 minutes from Evenes, Harstad/Narvik Airport. From here we reach hundreds of great ski touring summits. A lot of them provides a great run all the way down to the fjords.
Day 1, Sunday
Arrival day. The easiest is to fly to Evenes airport (also called Harstad/Narvik Airport). We pick you up at the airport and drive to Trollviken in half an hour. We check the equipment, talk about avalanche safety and do the transceiver search training.
Day 2, Monday
W go by minivan to our "home mountain" Spanstind. It offers a great fjord view from the summit and many opportunities skiing down. Spanstind is 1460 meters above sea level but since we start at about 400 meters above sea level it will be a suitable starting day with 1000 vertical meters. After the tour we stop for a break at Lauphaugens tourist station. We'll be back at the lodge in time for a sauna before dinner.
Day 3, Tuesday
We drive a little further out towards Tjeldsundet and climb up Strandtinden. Wonderful views out to the Vest Fjord – America's next! We ski down a long north facing side that often keeps really good snow.
Day 4, Wednesday
The aim of the day is a little more sharp. Today we go on Rombackstötta, across the fjord. It's a little longer day and it a great feeling on top of the "Narvik Matterhorn". The skiing down is often fine powder. If it is stable snow conditions, we may decide to go a little steeper down the Rombak couloirs on the north face.
Day 5, Thursday
We go to climb and ski a favourite in Gratangen. We start in the nice village Foldvik and climb up Nonsfjellet.
Day 6, Friday
Novafjellet is a long day but we are rewarded with views in all directions! Looking north towards Andröja, Rolla and Senja. Northwest we see the vast sea and Harstad. In the west we see the Lofoten islands and Vestervålen.
Day 7, Saturday
Today we drive to the best Nordic ski mountain with lift – Narvikfjellet. We use the lift and climbing skins to get up the mountain so you get 3000 vertical meters with downhill skiing in wonderful terrain.
Day 8, Sunday
Transfer to airport for return flight.
This is just a suggestion of tours for the week. We have hundreds of summits within easy access and we choose depending on the weather and snow conditions. We can choose to take a trip further out on the Lofoten of the conditions are good.
• 6 days guide service with certified mountain guide (UIAGM/IFMGA)
• 7 nights accommodation in double room at Trollviken Lodge. Single rooms can be booked on request.
• Breakfast, picnic-lunch (made at breakfast) and dinner (homemade 2 course dinner)
• Avalanche safety equipment for off-piste skiing – shovel, probe and transceiver.
• All local trasnports in private minibus.
• Transfers to and from airport.
• Sauna by the fjord at Trollviken Lodge.
• Personal equipment for ski touring
• Flight to Evenes/Narvik